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Senator Cramer's Weekly Update November 9-15

Honoring our Nation's Veterans

On Wednesday I released a video statement in honor of Veterans Day. These heroes put their lives on hold and answered the call to serve our country, fighting to keep us safe and free. I believe the best way to pay tribute to our veterans is to live as free Americans who cherish the liberties and God-given rights they fought to defend. Thank you to all who have served our country.

Calling for Review of Potentially Misused Higher Education Act Funds

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and I wrote a letter to U.S. Government Accountability Office Controller General Gene Dodaro regarding reports of potential misuse of taxpayer funds allocated under Title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which deals with international education programs. The letter follows reports of universities violating Department of Education guidelines for receiving these funds over the last year.

"We have a duty to ensure taxpayer dollars are used in a fashion that complies with the relevant laws governing such funds. Funds distributed under Title VI were not intended to advance questionable ideological priorities, especially views that often alienate specific religious minorities and fail to meet the Department's own stated standard of providing a full understanding of the regions in which the foreign language is commonly used."

Joining Chris Berg's "Point of View"

Wednesday evening I joined Chris Berg on his "Point of View" show. We discussed a variety of issues including the economy, national security, and the election. We also took time to discuss the service and sacrifice made by our nation's veterans.

President Trump Signs Order to Protect American Investors from Funding Communist Chinese Military Companies

Last week the President signed an Executive Order to protect American investors from funding Communist Chinese military companies. It has grown more apparent Communist China no longer acts like a friend of the United States, its neighbors in the Pacific, or any other country dedicated to human rights and global stability. It is a military adversary and an economic competitor whose sole purpose is making the world subservient to the Chinese Communist Party. President Trump's executive action protects our investors and ensures American dollars are not funding Chinese efforts to weaken global stability and American interests.

Remembering our Nation's Foundation of Religious Liberty

Wednesday was not only Veterans Day, but also the 400th anniversary of the signing of the Mayflower Compact. This document stated that the first colony founded in northern Virginia was for "the honor and glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith." We should never forget the foundations of our country are built on religious liberty.

Discussing the Presidential Election on KX News

On Thursday I joined Josh Meny on KX News to discuss President Trump's current legal efforts in the presidential election.

Grants for North Dakota

$8 Million to North Dakota for COVID-19 Assistance

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $8,533,781.04 to the state of North Dakota. The funds will be used for supplies, commodities, and services for North Dakota's response to COVID-19.

$3 Million to Head Start Programs

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families' Office of Head Start awarded $1,828,291 to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs at the Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency. Head Start and Early Head Start programs promote school readiness for young children and toddlers from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development as well as early learning, health, and family well-being.

HHS Administration for Children and Families' Office of Head Start also awarded $1,206,929 to TGU (Towner-Granville-Upham) School District 60.

Contact Me

In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended guidelines, our state offices in Fargo, Bismarck, Minot, and Grand Forks are closed for public meetings and appointments. Staff members are still available by phone or email. For more information, visit cramer.senate.gov/COVID19.

Bismarck

328 Federal Building

220 East Rosser Avenue

Bismarck, ND 58501

701-699-7020

Grand Forks

114 Federal Building

102 North 4th Street

Grand Forks, ND 58203

701-699-7030

Minot

105 Federal Building

100 First Street SW

Minot, ND 58701

701-837-6141

Fargo

306 Federal Building

657 Second Avenue N

Fargo, ND 58102

701-232-5094

Washington, D.C.

400 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

202-224-2043

Weekly Radio and TV Schedule

RADIO

What's On Your Mind with Scott Hennen

Fridays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. central

KFYR 550 AM - Bismarck

1100 The Flag - Fargo

KLTC 1460 AM - Dickinson

KTGO 1090 AM - Tioga

The Jarrod Thomas Show

Thursdays from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. central

KNOX 1310 AM - Grand Forks

Rick Jensen

Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. central

KHND 1470 AM - Harvey

Jay Thomas

Every other Tuesday from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. central

WDAY 970 AM – Fargo

TELEVISION

Chris Berg - Point of View

6:30 p.m. central (Semi-Monthly)

Valley News Live - Fargo

Photo credit: North Dakota Tourism and the Office of U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer

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